this is my dull life. this is my dull life on drugs. this is a haiku.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Ever happened to you?

Has this ever happened to you? Probably not.

You're in a large public place where you're sitting down and so are other people. Could be a movie theatre, a food court or even in a bus. You're just sitting around, talking or maybe just doing nothing, but for whatever reason you look in the direction of a certain person who you don't know, just cause you've gotta look somewhere. Right after your eyes move to them, they look at you and you realize that you must look like you've been watching them. You look away quickly, scolding yourself for looking like a creep, but move on pretty quick and forget about it. A few minutes later, you're staring off vacantly, not even thinking about the previous incident, and this just happens to be in the direction of the same person. You focus your eyes and realize that, again, they've turned to see you "staring" at them. Now you feel really stupid, cause you know this person thinks that you're gawking at them. So now you are avoiding looking in even the general direction of this person, making a conscious effort, and you keep with that routine for awhile (maybe 10 minutes). So just for the sake of appeasing your inner-gambler, you take one quick glance in their direction. Of course, as soon as you do it, they turn around. You look away quickly but it's too late. You're the creepy-starey dude. But I mean, what are the chances? Come on. Seriously.

Oh and by the way, I just saw a large monkey.*

* No homosexual erotica involved. In fact no sex at all.†

† Come on. Click. You know you want to appease your inner-gambler.‡

‡ You took one chance, so take another

¹ I'm running out of footnote symbols.